Toshi Sabri Biography
Muhammad Ovez Sabri, popularly known as Toshi Sabri, is a singer of Rajasthan's Sabri Family. Toshi specializes in many genres ranging from Qawwali to Pop. He is also lead playback singer on Raaz 2 in a song titled "Maahi". And is working on his next project Jashn as a full Music Director.
Toshi Sabri was born in Punjab, India but later moved to Jaipur in Rajasthan. Sabri, being from a musical family, started singing at an early age. Sabri's father is a classical Indian musician. Sharib Sabri, his brother, also belongs to the musical field and has participated in a few musical contests as well.
Toshi has often mentioned his struggle after coming to Mumbai since the previous two years before being chosen to feature on Amul Star Voice of India. He left his studies before giving 12th standard exams, and thus he couldn't find a decent job in Mumbai. Wanting to prove himself as a singer and get a big break, he sang at weddings, parties, occasions, restaurants, and even in a bar.
Toshi Started his offcial music career from the film Raaz - The Mystery Continues in the Blockbuster track Maahi He along with his sibling and finalist of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 Sharib Sabri composed the superhit track of maahi and maahi rock with me version. He was a finalist in Amul Star Voice of India which kickstarted his career and he has never looked back since then.
He even sang a telugu song "Seheri" along with Priya from the movie OY! composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and lyrics was penned by Surendra Krishna , Krishna Chaitanya.
Recently , he has sung a very soulful song " Waqt Ki Dhoop " for Daboo Malik in the movie Kissan
He Also Sang A Song ` Vaada Raha ` For The Movie ` Vaada Raha - I Promise . He Is Also One Of The Music Directors Of This Film along With The Living Legend In Music Babbu Maan , Starring Bobby Deol and Kangana Ranaut .
As a Composer
Toshi and Sharib have composed the Maahi track of Raaz2.They have also composed the whole album of Jashnn - A movie from Vishesh films.
Although rumored otherwise, Toshi does not hail from the Jaipur Sabri family of Qawwals. This fact was established by a direct question to the family who had performed in November in a concert organised by Delhi Government's Sahitya Kala Parishad.